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News Story text/texmacs Avoiding buried utilities and excavation accidents
We live above a web of buried utility lines that make modern life possible. Michigan Engineers are developing a revolutionary method for excavator operators to ...
News Story Improving construction safety with augmented reality
Using new augmented reality technology being developed at U-M, construction sites can be visualized by a computer, allowing for changes and error prevention ...
News Story Super concrete
High strength, high ductility concrete could withstand earthquakes and extreme loading much better than the concrete that is widely used today.
News Byte CPM Calculations: Three things you'd rather not know
In this webcast, Professor Jesus M. de la Garza discusses the challenges of interpreting results from the traditional Critical Path Methodology in construction ...
News Byte Rules of engagement: effective construction scheduling
Construction projects inevitably experience events that challenge the schedule. Implementation of a timely protocol, akin to “rules of engagement” is a cost ...
News Story chemical/x-pdb Family leaves its mark on CEE
The Malloure family is sponsoring the cutting edge Civil and Environmental Engineering Department by endowing the department chair position.
News Story Troff document Carbon capture analyst: Coal should stay in the ground
Serious flaws have been found in a decade's worth of studies into the best ways to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon capture and storage could be four ...
News Byte C header Rubbish, stink and death
The historical evolution, present state and future direction of water-quality modeling and management.
News Byte Recovering from a drinking water distribution disaster
Martin M. Kaufman studies water resource risk assessment, heavy metal contamination in the environment, and urban water infrastructure. He has additional ...
News Byte Leveraging disparate data sources to study the influences of climate variability and change on natural and engineered systems
The unifying theme throughout these disparate topics is data - what is it? how can we use modern methods to better leverage it? and what are some of the ...
News Story Troff document Dead zone boat
Researchers at the University of Michigan are developing an autonomous unmanned vehicle attached with temperature sensors to define hypoxic or dissolved oxygen ...
News Story U-Michigan part of new network to build sustainable, livable cities
The University of Michigan is one of nine research universities in a new international effort, funded by a $12 million award from the National Science ...
News Story Mercury in the air
While coal burning power plants satisfy our energy needs, they can also emit the neurotoxin mercury into the air. To combat this hazard, Michigan engineers ...
News Story Researchers predict record Gulf of Mexico dead zone due to Mississippi River flooding
Extreme flooding of the Mississippi River this spring is expected to result in the largest Gulf of Mexico dead zone on record, according to U-M aquatic ...
News Story The impact of fracking
Ellis, who is studying the potential water quality impacts associated with hydraulic fracturing activities, explains the process of hydraulic fracturing and ...
News Story Improving bridge safety
Associate professors Jerome Lynch and Vineet Kamat aim to improve the safety and effectiveness of bridges through wireless sensor communication in their NIST ...
News Story Safer bridges, roads and buildings: self-healing, bendable concrete
Faculty members and students in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and across the College are conducting research that could help ensure the ...
News Story text/texmacs Media advisory: Earthquake and structural engineering experts
Researchers across the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering have expertise in earthquake-related ground motions and how structures respond to them.
News Story Pressure-cooking algae into better biofuels
Heating and squishing microalgae in a pressure-cooker can fast-forward the crude-oil-making process from millennia to minutes.
News Story C header What impact does your lawn have on our Earth?
Engineering Professor Steven Skerlos analyzes those resources used in lawn care, and explains the impact they have on the environment.
News Story U-M carbon cycle scientist to take part in NASA media briefing
Anna Michalak, a U-M researcher, will speak at an upcoming NASA media briefing.
News Story Environmental debates becoming carbon copies
Discussions about methods for scrubbing contaminants from the atmosphere have not changed, says Bill Clayton, U-M Engineering editor. They are simply becoming ...
News Story Octet Stream U-M scientist to create global maps of CO2 using Orbiting Carbon Observatory data
The first global maps of atmospheric carbon dioxide levels based on data from the NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory will be created by a U-M researcher and her ...
News Story Troff document Smart bridges under development with new federal grant
Engineering smart bridges that can thoroughly discuss their health with inspectors is the goal of a new $19-million project led by U-M.
News Story C header U-M research: Bridge skin could reveal cracks and corrosion beneath
A new skin for bridges, buildings and airplanes could be a sixth sense for inspectors looking for cracks and corrosion that could lead to a catastrophic ...
News Story Wight elected president of American Concrete Institute
James Wight, the Frank E. Richart Jr. Collegiate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been elected president of the American Concrete ...
News Story application/x-troff-ms Learn about the Clean Energy Prize student teams
DTE Energy and U-M established the Clean Energy Prize competition last year to challenge teams from Michigan colleges and universities to develop the best ...
News Story object code Student engineering projects on display at Design Expo
U-M student engineering projects are on display at Design Expo on December 4, 2008.
News Story In Science: Why advancing carbon capture technologies is essential
Carbon capture and storage technologies should be pursued as aggressively as renewable energy solutions, writes Christian Lastoskie in a perspective piece in ...
News Story Pile driver sensors
Pile driving produces thousands of impacts every day. Vibrations from pile driving create cracks in deep foundations for nearby structures like bridges. A team ...